Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Houghton Regis Parliamentary Exchange

Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire, Conservative)
Is the Exchequer Secretary aware that a partnership between the Government, Central Bedfordshire council and developers is leading to the construction of 5,200 houses north of Houghton Regis and the provision of a bypass, for which we have waited 60 years, as a result of a £45 million contribution from the developers? Is not that the way to get construction going?

David Gauke (The Exchequer Secretary; South West Hertfordshire, Conservative)
My hon. Friend is absolutely right. It is as a result of this Government’s long-term approach to the economy that we will see significant increases in infrastructure over the years ahead.

Hansard source (Citation: HC Deb, 24 June 2014, c181)